Roberto Bolaño’s Advice on the Art of Writing Short Stories

Roberto Bolaño was born sixty-two years ago today. Though he died prematurely at the age of fifty, he left behind an impressive body of work. How did he do it? Perhaps there’s a clue in his “Advice on the Art of Writing Short Stories” (below). The “Advice”, however, is shrouded in the same ambiguity and affinity for literature as most of his writing.

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